Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: The Snowmen of Huron Street

February 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 27, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: The Norman Snowman

February 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This handsome chap comes courtesy of lady_rachel and hails from, appropriately enough, Norman Avenue. For those of you who are not in the know Norman Avenue was named after the founding father of Greenpoint: one Dirck Volckerstzen. Better known as “Dirck the Norman“— who was undoubtedly all too familiar with the fluffy stuff which is currently proliferating in our fair ‘burgh.

It should also be noted (because I am a history dork/Greenpoint geek) there was once a place called Norman’s Kill. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s a snippet from an article from the March 11 1888 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. NOTE: “E.D.” means Eastern District which encompasses what we now know as Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint.

You can continue reading this (lengthy— but interesting) tome by clicking here. Otherwise, if you’re curious about Het Dorp, click here.

Enjoy!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: The Seagulls of Huron Street

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Negotiating the streets might have been a slog for us bipeds today, but as you can see the seagulls of Huron Street took the snow in stride— in a manner of speaking. As a matter of fact, I’d go so far as to day they were having a grand time!

And on that note, dear readers, I am calling it an early day. A nice hot bath and an evening of relaxation beckons!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Slide Show Du Jour: Blizzard 2010

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As promised, here is a mini slide show of highlights from my walk around north Greenpoint this morning. Enjoy!

And on that note, dear readers, I am off to prepare a little wintertime stew! You can view more nifty images of snow white Greenpoint  by checking out the New York Shitty photo pool.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: McGolrick Park

February 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This lovely image comes courtesy Jason Peragallo. Great capture!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I took a little sojourn around Greenpoint north. You can look forward to a mini slide show in a bit. Stay tuned!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Greenpoint Snow

February 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This image comes courtesy of the keeper of none other than Edie the Hamster: Victoria Belanger. Who, despite the lack of whiskers and paws, is charming and amazingly talented in her own right. Lovely shot!

Miss Heather

Bed-Stuy Photo Du Jour: Snow Clown

February 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn 

This post is dedicated to a very special person and comes from Willoughby Avenue. On a related note, I have added some more pix to my Blizzard 2010 set on flickr. You can see them by clicking here.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Stone Cold

February 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11215, Brooklyn, Park Slope 

While well outside the confines of north Brooklyn, I could not resist passing this delightful item along. This rather intoxicated snowman hails from Prospect Park and comes courtesy of Camp Childers.

Miss Heather

Greenburg Slide Show Du Jour: Blizzard!

As promised, here is are some highlights of from my sojourn in the snow. It was nice to see kids (of all ages) out having fun. I regret to inform everyone no snow phalluses have been erected in McCarren Park— yet. But hope springs eternal and the day is still young. Enjoy!

And on that note, dear readers, I am off to take a nice HOT bath!

Miss Heather

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